Second swine flu death in Kota, woman succumbs to H1N1

Kota: A 23-year-old pregnant woman, who had died while undergoing treatment at a government-run hospital here, has tested positive for H1N1 virus,

This is the second death due to swine flu in the Kota region this year.

Mumtaj, hailing from Chabda town in Baran district was referred to Maharao Bheem Singh (MBS) hospital in critical condition on Sunday.

She, however, died later in the day.

On yesterday, test reports confirmed that she had tested positive for swine flu virus (H1N1), said Dr Dipti Sharma, nodal medical officer at the MBS hospital.

The woman was seven months pregnant and was referred to MBS hospital in Kota from government hospital in Baran where she was admitted with fever four days ago, she added.

Two persons have died of swine flu so far this year in the region, said Dr R K Lawaniya, chief medical and health officer (CMHO), Kota.

Preventive measures following the death due to swine flu were put in place across the region, the CMHO said.